In the past few days, there’s been a growing belief in the Dutch media that Ajax should try the signing of Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn in the January transfer window.
In a mix of information and opinions, the local press has been saying that the 24-year-old would be a cheap solution for the Eredivisie side, who want new attacking options for the final stretch of the season.
A new update is now brought by Mike Verweij on De Telegraaf’s football podcast. He claims that Ajax are already working on the signing, and would try to get Bergwijn on a loan deal at first.
“That is the reason that Ajax is busy with Brobbey and also fully committed to Bergwijn. This is simply not good enough,” says Verweij (via Soccer News).
“I think they only want to loan this season, that applies also for Bergwijn. Ajax had very bad figures last year, also because of Corona.”
Once again, the Dutch’s side biggest advantage in the negotiation is said to be the little use that Antonio Conte has been making of the player. Bergwijn is still to enter the pitch under the Italian boss, and that would be the main reason for his exit.
“That interest in Bergwijn has been made known. Conte does not see it in him at all. Conte is also the one who opposed Bergwijn’s transfer from PSV to Italy. Inter were an interested club at the time, but Conte did not need him.
“Conte has only said two words to Bergwijn in two weeks at Tottenham Hotspur. That’s why Ajax can consider him, but first Ajax will have to sell Neres.”